Training Seminars

The Club presents a popular series of free Informal seminars, workshops, and lectures for members. Those which are open to the public may be held in other venues. Some workshops are held on the water or on the beach, and may involve optional boating sessions.


Past seminars, some of which may be repeated due to demand, include: Chatham Boating Update; Marlinspike Seamanship; Rafting, Docking and Boating; First Mate 101; Putting Your Boat to Bed; Successful Shellfishing.


The seminar and workshop schedule is printed on a “refrigerator card” each year.


Details of each course and sign-up information is sent out by email to MYC members in advance of each seminar.

2019 Training Seminars Schedule

Unless noted otherwise, all training seminars are held at the Club House.


May 4 - Saturday, 9:30am - First Mate Course 101

Every good Captain knows that the most important aspect of a boat is having a capable and confident First Mate board!  Whether handling lines, anchoring, using the VHF or assisting in an emergency, an experienced and knowledgeable First Mate can make all the difference! Presented by Captain Dick Hosmer.


May 11 - Saturday, 9:30am -  CPR/AED - at Chatham Fire Department

The Heartsaver CPR/AED course is a 3-hour class that teaches lay-responders like you to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies. You'll learn the warning signs of choking, heart attacks, and strokes. You'll practice performing CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Instructor:  William Field, EMT, Chatham Fire Department.


June 8 - Saturday, 10:00am - Harbor Update Report at Chatham Community Center (open to the public)


June 22 - Saturday, 9:30am - Safety Equipment/Gear

This seminar was cancelled, and will be re-scheduled in July.


June 29 - Saturday, 9:30am - Weather


July 13 - Saturday, 9:30am -  Beyond Crescent Beach